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Are sample tags the new PS1 bag? Fashionista has noticed a new trend taking place at Fashion Week: the unabashed sporting of designer samples. From New York to London, "I've spotted at least three people proudly sporting their 'Sample' label" in the last two weeks. Welcome to a whole new level of inconspicuous consumption. [Fashionista]